Chapter 10. Barrier Performance

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch10

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2004) Barrier Performance, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch10

Author Information

  1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAY 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470863268

Online ISBN: 9780470863282

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Keywords:

  • barrier performance;
  • standard fire resistance test;
  • fuel load;
  • “equal area” theory;
  • time–temperature relationship;
  • fuel-controlled and ventilation controlled burning;
  • Ingberg theory;
  • catalog curve construction;
  • barrier effectiveness factor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pause for review

  • Chapter organization

  • The standard fire test

  • Standard test discussion

  • Fuel load

  • Ingberg theory

  • Understanding fire severity better

  • Other theories

  • Discussion

  • Awareness pause

  • Estimating barrier performance

  • Catalog barrier curves

  • Mathematical cohesiveness

  • Material behavior in fires

  • Heat energy application

  • Real-time estimates

  • Constructing catalog curves

  • Barrier effectiveness factors

  • Automatic protection equipment

  • Field performance T and D curves

  • Applied heat energy

  • Combustible barriers

  • Summary

  • References